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For a government whose leader was recently roundly criticized for his ‘ahankar’, the performance put on by its lawyers in the Delhi High Court was astonishingly tone-deaf.
Defending the decision to pull Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai off a plane, Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain made a series of statements that ought to be the stuff of political satire – the kind spoofing a tinpot dictatorship a la Woody Allen’s Bananas, perhaps. The tone was high-handed and the substance derisive, to say the least. Worse, Jain’s arguments reflected an alarming lack of understanding of the very nature of democracy and free speech.